Bibliography gathers important published and internet sources of virginia election returns on the federal and state level it is a complement to the research notes entitled “virginia election records: presidential and congressional election returns at the library of virginia” and. 1912: competing visions for america the 1912 presidential election was a significant and substantive discussion about the future of the united states the four major presidential nominees offered choices unimagined in today's political world. United states presidential election of 1960, american presidential election held on november 8, 1960, in which democrat john f kennedy narrowly defeated republican vice pres richard m nixonkennedy thus became the first roman catholic and the youngest person ever elected presidentkennedy was also the first president born in the 20th century. The need to win popular support in a republic led to the american invention of voter-based political parties in the 1790s americans were especially innovative in devising new campaign techniques that linked public opinion with public policy through the party.
National conventions, once riveting political theater that held america in suspense for days, have been reduced to a made-for-television, political promo for the two parties. For the us presidential election is an indirect one: depending on the outcome in each of the 50 states, an electoral college convenes in washington dc to elect the president. Texas is the second-most important state in this year's election it'll add 38 electoral votes to mitt romney's tally if he improbably lost the state, where he's leading by roughly 17 points.
Obama’s election quickly elevated america’s image abroad, especially in europe, where george w bush was deeply unpopular following the us invasion of iraq in 2009, shortly after obama took office, residents in many countries expressed a sharp increase in confidence in the ability of the us president to do the right thing in. “it’s one of the most important elections in illinois history, certainly the most important in my lifetime,” rauner said at a governor’s day rally at the illinois state fair “everything. Additional presidential election-related data is also provided such as voter turnout, gallup poll accuracy, representation of the president's party in house elections, and popular and electoral vote mandates.
The expression “the most important election in history,” however, achieved immortality “every even-numbered year,” senator john mccain told an interviewer in 2006, “politicians go around and say ‘this is the most important election in history’. It was the first presidential election in which the candidate who received the most electoral votes (andrew jackson) did not become president, a source of great bitterness for jackson and his supporters, who proclaimed the election of adams a corrupt bargain the election also saw the first instance of a candidate winning a presidential. If you believe that a midterm election in a time of relative peace and economic prosperity is the most important in history or even the most important in your fortunate lifetime, you either are. Over the last nine presidential elections, however, women have consistently voted for democratic presidential candidates at higher rates than men most recently, in 2012, there was a 10-percentage-point gender gap: 55% of women voted for democrat barack obama over republican mitt romney, compared with 45% of men. Republican party: republican party, one of the two major political parties, alongside the democratic party, in the united states also known as the grand old party, or gop, the republican party is the largest conservative political party in the us learn more about the history of the party in this article.
Us president (for years when there is a presidential election) national archives resources you can find the details of the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 presidential elections and counts for electoral college votes versus popular votes on the national archives and records administration's historical election results page. Not only did it dominate the agenda of the election, but, with the important exception of the republican party of the 1850s, it was the most important third party in american history. There have been many other pivotal presidential elections in our history, some that set an entirely new course for the united states and a few that were crucial to the very survival of the republic.
56f 1968: year of unraveling when the year began, president johnson hoped to win the war in vietnam and then cruise to a second term to finish building his great society but events began to spiral out of his control his vice-president hubert humphrey entered the election to carry out johnson's programs. When president herbert hoover and the republicans were crushed in the election of 1932, voters were responding to the severity of the great depression under hooverʹs presidency by retrospective voting. (a candidate who “has the right experience” was the second most important character trait) among those change voters, trump took 83 percent of the vote to just 14 percent for clinton.
The most consequential elections in history: thomas jefferson and the election of 1800 jefferson's election confirmed the emergence of a two-party system in american politics. This is the most important election in our history bill o'reilly says 2012 is the most important election of our lifetime he thought the same thing in 2008. Presidential elections are always important, yet this one is the most important election america has ever seen america is at a crossroads, a choice between two contenders – one that promises to restore america to her former greatness, and one who will continue the blatant criminality that is the legacy of the clintons. The vast majority of presidential elections have been modestly important but never really important, except for reagan in 1980 and, to a lesser extent, reagan's 1984 re-election.